Changing Lives One Dress At A Time.
4EVR DEZ is a community initiative based in Escambia County. The nonprofit promotes projects throughout Northwest Florida to enrich the lives of students by empowering them with opportunities that promote inclusion and equality.
Every student deserves memorable moments that will last a lifetime, including formal events. Project Formal is the lead project for the nonprofit, 4EVR DEZ, Inc. The aim is to provide formal wear for students, in the Northwest Florida School Districts, who need assistance with school dance attire. The project movements promote empowerment to students, the core mission behind 4EVR DEZ, Inc.
4EVR DEZ hosts trunk shows in the spring and fall to high school students only while we provide dress donations through school delivery with our middle school outreach project.
4EVR DEZ whole heartedly believes every student should have an opportunity to attend a formal occasion, and this is why Project Formal is the organization's lead project. Lack of appropriate attire due to household hardships, trauma, or other challenges shouldn't keep students from missing these types of memorable events during their school years. Our organization is here to love, encourage and empower students who come through our trunk shows.
In 2021, Natalie Lambert and her amazing team of volunteers founded the idea, and Project Formal planted its roots in Santa Rosa County. In 2022, Project Formal became officially associated with 4EVR DEZ, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and expanded to serve all Northwest Florida High School students. The organization recently expanded its mission to include a Project Period movement, in 2023, and created a middle school outreach service by delivering formal wear to partnered middle schools.
The name 4EVR DEZ was derived from Desirea Sierra who was killed through an act of domestic violence at the age of 11 and unfortunately never attended a high school formal event. Taxie Lambert, her mother, along with her daughter Katelyn Lambert and her amazing team of volunteers and board members honor Desirea by empowering students through inclusion and equality projects .
The mission of 4EVR DEZ is to ensure all students have the opportunity to enjoy school-sponsored events, by empowering students through inclusion and equality opportunities. 4EVR DEZ makes every effort, along with the help from community sponsors and partnerships to make lasting memories for high school students.
4EVR DEZ, Inc. is honored and excited to bring various project movements to the NWFL area. 4EVR DEZ, Inc. serves all of Escambia through Walton County High School Students.